It was one of the seminal pop albums of the 1990s, but will Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill soon be required listening for theater geeks too?
The 1995 album, which has sold more than 33 million copies worldwide, is being made into a Broadway musical, Us Weekly reports.
Set to hit the stage in 2014, the workshop production will feature the full track list from the record — which includes hits like "You Oughta Know" and "Ironic" — as well as other songs from Morissette's catalog and original songs made for the show. Jagged Little Pill will be produced by Arvind Ethan David and Vivek J. Tiwary, who also produced American Idiot, the hit rock musical based on Green Day's album of the same name.
"I look forward to taking the heart of Jagged Little Pill and expanding its story, fleshing it out into ever deeper layers of emotionality, specificity, humanity, power, physicality, spirit and fabulism," Morissette said in a statement. "I look forward to collaborating with Vivek and Tom and our whole inspiring team to create something greater than the sum of our parts."
Added Tiwary: "Jagged Little Pill was a triumph of self-expression — an album that was impossible to ignore with its massive sound and raw honesty. I'm proud to be working with Alanis to bring that same emotional power and bravery onto a Broadway stage. We need more Broadway musicals with a serious, relatable emotional core and strong female voices. So we're looking forward to honoring the Jagged Little Pill legacy — while still surprising fans with some unexpected twists."
Would you go see Jagged Little Pill the musical?